As part of our process to provide the best resources and information for you to find where to go stargazing, we are looking today at Star Parties held at Oregon State Parks. There are many groups that host their star parties in local parks, but today we will be looking at which Oregon State Parks have held star parties in the past so you can keep your eyes open for the next opportunity to attend.
The Oregon State Parks Event Calendar can be found here, so please check in there for the most up to date information concerning dates, availability, and status. Although the dates of these events change over time, here is a list of places to look for future events if curious.
Please note: Stub Stewart State Park has a form that one can fill out if they will be going to the day area for astronomy on a non-star party event. It can be found here, and does NOT exempt the user from having to pay the day use fee at the park.
|Park Name||Event Name||Partnering Orgs.||Where Event Is Held||Start And End Times|
|Champoeg State Heritage Area||Meteor Watch & Star Gazing||N/A||Oak Grove Day Use Area |
“WALK to the grassy Overflow Parking Area near Oak Grove 6 & 7.“
|Rooster Rock State Park||Several For Meteor Showers and Eclipses||OMSI||Day Use Area||8pm – 10pm+|
|Prineville Reservoir State Park||Annual Star Party||Oregon Observatory||Prineville Reservoir Day Use Area||Runs all day Saturday|
|Silver Falls State Park||Silver Falls Star Party||Night Sky 45||South Falls Day-Use Area||Begins: 9:00PM|
|L.L. Stub Stewart State Park||Several–>Meteor Showers + Equinoxes||OMSI||Day Use Area||7PM|
|The Cove Palisades State Park||Star Party||Oregon Observatory||Crooked River Campground Amphitheater||8pm-9:30PM|
All the information above was found through searching Google using the exact term in quotes: “site:oregonstateparks.org stargazing”
If there are any questions, corrections, or more, please feel free to let us know via comment! We would love to hear from you and you experiences from attending Oregon State Parks Star Parties!
For Idaho Star Party Information, check out our article here.